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I did not find any books or scientific journals when I visited the Kundiawa Provincial Hospital in Papua New Guinea in 2017. Therefore, I decided to create an Electronic Medical Library.
In Papua New Guinea electrical power shutdown does happen. The internet is not always available. To google search is slow. It costs about 150 times more than in Switzerland. No flat rate is available.
Electronic Medical Library
Rather than donating books I created and installed my Electronic Medical Library on 20 stationary notebooks. I configured an additional notebook as server. The EML in Kundiawa was last updated in March, 2020. By now, the content of the Electronic Medical Library has more than doubled. It is to the best of my knowledge the largest portable offline collection of medical information. Currently over 6’000 books, teaching videos, ultrasound videos, current best practice guidelines, presentations, and personal Standard Operating Procedures are on a 2.5” external USB 3.0 drive.
I use the open source DocFetcherPortable as search engine. The index consists of over 140’000 fully optical character recognized files; the vast majority are PDF files. For Techies: On the 27th of January, 2024, it took DocFetcherPortable over 12 hours to index over 140’000 documents of my current private Electronic Medical Library from scratch with an 11th Generation Intel i5-1155G7 @ 2.50 GHz and 64 GB of RAM, allocating 8 GB of RAM assigned to DocFetcherPortable. However, once indexed, DocFetcherPortable runs fine to search the EML with just 2GB of RAM even if one does complex searches.
DocFetcherPortable and Mac
While it is possible to put the Electronic Medical Library on a drive which is formatted with exFAT I caution: If you add any document to the folder ‘EML Added files’, which contains already over 86’000 files, it takes over 12 hours until the newly added document is indexed. If you have the EML on a drive which has been formatted with NTFS it takes some seconds only. One workaround is to use the EML on an external drive formatted with NTFS and to install Microsoft NTFS for Mac, however, the software costs 19.95 USD. The other option is to install DocFetcher for Mac and to copy the content of the EML from the external NTFS formatted disk to an internal or external disk of the Mac computer.
DocFetcherPortable and Android
You can plug the external 1TB SSD with the EML in the Benfei enclosure with the integrated USB C cable into your Android smart phone and you can scroll through all the books and articles. You can open any article of book, however, you cannot search the content of the articles and books; DocFetcher does not work on Android OS.
Google internet search versus offline search in my private EML
Search term: neuroinvasive AND potential AND SARS‐CoV2 (meaning we are searching for documents containing ‘neuroinvasive’, ‘potential’, and ‘SARS-CoV2’)
Google internet search: About 99’600 results in < 1 sec
DocFetcher offline search in my private Electronic Medical Library EML: 126 results in < 2 sec
(EML on a 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure, attached to a USB 3.0 port or a USB C port of any notebook (Windows or Mac with Intel processors), NO INTERNET AND NO POWER SUPPLY NEEDED!)
The first 5 of the 126 results in my private Electronic Medical Library are:
EML Added files\20200229 Infectious Diseases The neuroinvasive potential of SARS-CoV2 may be at least partially responsible for the respiratory failure of COVID-19 patients.pdf
EML Z Presentations etc\30000009 Offer to visit for deployment of the Electronic Medical Library at your institution.pdf
EML Added files\20240113 Infectious Diseases Grade IV Glioma Potentially Disguised As COVID-19 Encephalitis.pdf
EML Added files\20210529 Infectious Diseases Association Between Bitter Taste Receptor Phenotype and Clinical Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19.pdf
EML Added files\20210724 Surgery How Does SARS-CoV-2 Infection Affect Survival of Emergency Cardiovascular Patients.pdf
Please download from this site ‘30000008 How to use the EML on a 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB drive with Windows.pdf‘ to see how to use the EML on your external 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB USB SSD. You can also attach your external SSD with the EML to your android smartphone or to your iPhone to read any of the content, however, you cannot search with DocFetcherPortable on your phone.
Summaries and publications
As of the end of January, 2024, I added besides books, videos, and other content over 85’000 summaries of publications. Each week I add between 600 and 700 new summaries. You can download the newest ones for free from this site in the download section.
If you look for medical information, a textbook (see current list of books), or a teaching video (see list of videos): Please send me an E-mail, also, if the book you are looking for is not yet in my EML; I will try my best to find it for you:
I will mail you the PDF file(s) / *.mp4 – files.
How to get your personal copy of my private Electronic Medical Library for offline use for 99 USD (you pay once with Paypal and you can copy the EML as often as you like):
- You send me an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will get 12 E-mails with with 12 links from Swisstransfer, you download from these links 12 files with up to 50GB and you put these 12 files in a folder on your internal or external drive; you need 600GB of free space.
- Have an additional empty 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB external drive attached to your computer (it cannot be the drive where you stored the 12 downloaded files). A 1TB 2.5″ SSD is a tested option (Amazon) in a USB 3.0 / USB C enclosure also from Amazon for 51.66 Euro in January, 2024.
- You download AnyDesk (free for personal use) and you install it. Download the ‘30000009 How to use AnyDesk newest version remote maintenance EN.pdf‘
- Get in touch with me for remote maintenance. I have to install the needed software for the restore on your computer. I will restore the 12 parts of the image file of the EML to your external drive FOR FREE.
- If you are on my mailing list you will get a weekly E-mail from SwissTransfer with the newly added files to be put into the folder ‘EML Added files’. After copying the new articles you may update the ‘EML Added files’ index manually (it takes not even 2 minutes) in order to search the contents of the new files immediately.